Ecohydrology Of Water-controlled Ecosystems: Soil Moisture And Plant Dynamics by Ignacio Rodríguez-IturbeEcohydrology Of Water-controlled Ecosystems: Soil Moisture And Plant Dynamics by Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe

Ecohydrology Of Water-controlled Ecosystems: Soil Moisture And Plant Dynamics

byIgnacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, Amilcare Porporato

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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Addressing the connections between the hydrologic cycle and plant ecosystems, the authors build suitable mathematical models and apply them to studying the ecosystem structure. Response to rainfall and climate forcing is analyzed from different areas of the world, including savannas, grasslands and forests. The book will appeal to advanced students and researchers in environmental science, hydrology, ecology, earth science, civil and environmental engineering, agriculture, and atmospheric science.
Title:Ecohydrology Of Water-controlled Ecosystems: Soil Moisture And Plant DynamicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.94 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521036747

ISBN - 13:9780521036740


Table of Contents

Foreword Gabriel Katul; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Stochastic soil moisture dynamics and water balance; 3. Crossing properties of soil moisture dynamics; 4. Plant water stress; 5. Applications to natural ecosystems; 6. Coupled dynamics of photosynthesis, transpiration and soil water balance: from hourly to growing-season time scale; 7. Plant strategies and water use; 8. Seasonal and interannual fluctuations in soil moisture dynamics; 9. Spatial scale issues in soil moisture dynamics; 10. Hydrologic controls on nutrient cycles; 11. Hydrologic variability and ecosystem structure; References; Species index; Subject index.

Editorial Reviews

"...makes important contributions in this rapidly evolving field...The book is timely and important, coming at a very critical period in the development of the field of ecohydrology. Indeed, the book will be regarded as foundational for the field. Although the book has a strong hydrological perspective, classically trained plant ecologists will find many useful and stimulating ideas here." EOS, David G. Williams, University of Wyoming